Clitsome (back) announced his retirement from hockey Wednesday, Ken Wiebe of the Winnipeg Sun reports. Clitsome has undergone multiple surgeries on his back. His failing a pre-training camp physical prevented him from suiting up with the Jets in the 2015-16 season. Drafted by the Blue Jackets with a ninth-round pick in 2004, Clitsome was claimed off waivers by Winnipeg in 2012. The 31-year-old, lauded as a smooth skater, spent six years in the NHL, recording 71 points (15 goals, 56 assists) in 205 games.
Jets GM Kevin Cheveldayoff said Wednesday that Grant Clitsome (back) is "probably not likely" to skate when training camp begins next week, Tim Campbell of the Winnipeg Free Press reports.
Grant Clitsome (back) will visit a surgeon in Los Angeles later this week, Ed Tait of the Winnipeg Free Press reports.
Grant Clitsome had surgery Wednesday to address an upper-body injury and is out indefinitely.
Grant Clitsome (upper body) was placed on injured reserve Thursday.
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